September 2016: Savings, the EITC, and Financial Coaching, A Funder-to-Funder Conversation

The EITC Funders Network and the Asset Funders Network co-hosted a unique funders-only opportunity to explore the intentional linkages between savings, the EITC, and financial coaching on Thursday, September 29th at the 2016 Assets Learning Conference (ALC) in Washington, DC. Household savings, especially flexible assets, can play a key role in creating economic stability, opportunity, and even…

June 2016: Leveraging the Tax Moment to Build Financial Capability

On June 9th, the Taxpayer Opportunity Network, JPMorgan Chase and the EITC Funders Network co-sponsored an engaging discussion about leveraging the tax moment to build financial capability for low- and moderate-income taxpayers. The webinar featured representatives from foundations, government agencies and practitioners sharing the lessons they’ve learned about tax-time financial capability integration and the questions they’re still trying to answer. Speakers…

October 2015: Immigrant Families and Tax Credits — What’s at Stake?

The EITC Funders Network and GCIR co-hosted a webinar on immigrant families’ eligibility for tax credits, proposals to limit eligibility, and what role funders can play in protecting immigrant families’ access. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are widely recognized as critical income supports for millions of low-income families. Despite paying taxes, many otherwise eligible immigrant families are denied participation in the…

April 2015 – Making Work Pay: Understanding the impact of the EITC and other tax credits on the lives of low income families

The EITC Funders Network, the Grantmakers Income Security Task Force and Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families co-hosted an informative session with the authors of It’s Not Like I’m Poor, a newly released book that highlights how low income families are faring since the welfare reforms enacted in the 1990s. In the wake of welfare reform…

March 2015 — What’s Ahead for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in 2015 and Beyond?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are widely recognized as critical income supports for millions of low-income families. While both have enjoyed bipartisan support and are proven to be powerful tools for lifting families and children out of poverty, there are movements afoot to alter the federal EITC and…

February 2015 — CFED’s New Support for the Community Tax Preparation Field

Free tax preparation services help tens of thousands of low and moderate-income families have their taxes filed in high quality, non-predatory, community settings. The success of this field has been built on developing technical expertise and peer-to-peer learning opportunities provided by a robust network. As we head into the 2015 tax season, it is more…